How to use Trango Flexcam, maintenance, lifespan and inspection in details.
Flexcams feature class leading range and are among the lightest 4-cams available. They utilize our innovative bi-color system to ease size selection and use our signature doubled UltraTape slings so you can clip in at three different lengths.
• Excellent range
• Bi-color for easy size selection
• Strength: 8 kN (1); 9 kN (2-4); 12 kN (5-9)
• Weight: 56-232 g
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|Weight (g / oz)|
Weight (g / oz)
In grams and ounces, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
|141.0 g / 4.97 oz|
|Cam Head||4 lobes, single axle|
|Stem||Flexible single stem|
|Sling||20 cm x12 mm Dyneema (double loop)|
|Active Strength|| 12 kN|
|Cam Range (mm / in)|
Cam Range (mm / in)
In millimeters and inches, the maximum dimensions of the cam lobes when shut tight and fully extended. Since the "usable" range is so debatable, all manufacturers now list the full dimensions to avoid confusion.
If a manufacturer lists the usable range, we'll include it here as well (this is now very rare).
| Total dimensions|
42 mm x 69 mm / 2 in x 3 in
|Materials|| Main Material: Aluminum|
In this video Trango athlete Quinn Brett explains why she enjoys using FlexCam and the features of this product.
Very short and simple video, shows all the features of FlexCam.
Summary: Flex Cams (different from the similarly named C.A.M.P. models) boast a long, flexible stem, narrow head width in the small sizes, a smooth-action trigger with independent cam manipulation, an extendable sling, and cam stops in all sizes. Whew! All this for $40 each. The only real drawback is a narrow head on the largest size, #8, that makes it unstable.
Pros: Great handling at an affordable price; long stem; extendable sling; nice trigger; cam stops; light.
Cons: Largest size is unstable.
HONED AXLE LENGTH
On all sizes, Trango carefully calibrates axle length to maximize the cam’s in-placement stability, reducing any unwelcome walking.
LIGHT MAKES RIGHT
Trango is able to offer some of the camworld’s lightest units (1.8 to 8.5oz for this year’s size range) by using such weight-savers as milled-out lightening holes in the cam lobes.
ULTRA TAPE SLINGS
FlexCams clip at three different lengths: a direct clip to the loop, the UltraTape sling doubled (4 inches), and the sling un-doubled (8 inches). The slings are also color coded, for quick size differentiation.
The UIAA equipment standard provides a baseline for equipment performance in a test lab under controlled conditions on new equipment. Although these test conditions are relevant to the conditions encountered climbing, conditions encountered at the crags and the condition of the equipment are equally important. This recommendation from the UIAA member federation The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides vital equipment information that is NOT explicitly addressed in the standard, particularly failure modes of the equipment and recommendations for the use, inspection, maintenance, and retirement of equipment.
A pictoral representation of the UIAA-125 and EN-12276 standards for frictional anchors (which includes SLCD's [cams] and Ballnuts).